Trained in improvisational comedy, Scott Friedman's quick wit and provocative material instill an upbeat, fresh approach toward work, relationships, and life. His specialty is making audiences laugh while providing practical, real-life information. Scott is two-time past president of NSA/CO and served as the National Speakers Association's National President 2004-2005.
He authored "Using Humor For A Change" and "Punchlines,Pitfalls and Powerful Programs," and has co-authored 4 other books. Scott customizes all of his programs to meet the specific needs of each group. He is perfect for keynotes at luncheons, dinners, and midnight snacks.
"The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Create It"
This entertaining program is fast-paced, humorous, and full of useable ideas on becoming a victor instead of a victim of change. It makes a great kick-off, closing, or banquet talk.
"Using Humor for a Change"
Personnel directors in America's largest firms believe showing a sense of humor is a prerequisite to success. Positive humor, when used appropriately in a business setting, dramatically increases productivity. Studies show how humor enhances problem-solving skills, improves communication, creates better employee relationships, elevates morale, and reduces burnout. This entertaining yet highly educational program delivers a multitude of techniques proven to add levity to work environments and lives.
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sale"
Participants explore ways to differentiate themselves from others and build perceived value in the eyes of their customers through humor, creativity, and trust-building strategies.
"Punchlines, Pitfalls, and Powerful Programs: 10 Surefire Ways of Adding Humor to Your Presentations"
If you want to make an impact and truly 'connect'- with audiences, your programs must entertain as well as educate. This program is full of practical, imaginative ideas for using humor to increase the educational value of presentations across your organization. Participants learn to play off the audience, develop original material, and uncover an organization's 'humor hot buttons. They determine where to find clean, appropriate humor and who to poke fun at in a meeting. As they bring more humor into their presentations, they reap the rewards of increased enjoyment and learning.
"Connecting with Customers"
Today, providing fast, efficient service is no longer enough for the customer. Surveys (including a recent Gallup poll) have shown that customers are increasingly looking for an engaging experience while being served. When you engage your customers, they will be transformed into loyal advocates for your company. In this entertaining and insightful program, you will learn to build perceived value in the eyes of your customers and highlight your uniqueness. Discover how to build customer loyalty and trust through consistent, reliable service and creating positive experiences. Develop a competitive advantage through a service culture and discover that he or she who engages wins!
"How to Hold an Audience Without a Rope"
This program examines proven techniques and concepts in successfully conveying your message. Overcome stage fright, establish perceived credibility, and learn to touch a listener's heart, mind, and funny bone.
"So, You Think You're Funny!"
Great leaders are great communicators. Humor can be one of your most effective tools in becoming a great communicator. In this fun, highly interactive program, Scott will give you practical, useable ideas on using humor to increase your value as a communicator and leader. Learn the secrets of developing your unique sense of humor, including the highest form of humor, self effacing humor.
Learn to be a more effective storyteller in telling your brand story. You'll become more engaging as you truly connect with your listeners. A sense of humor translates into better relationships, greater creativity and productivity and more fun on this journey we call life.
Come to your senses of humor as Scott teaches you the how to use humor as a tool and live happily ever laughter.